BSc (Hons), MArchD
What do you do at Jessop and Cook Architects? I’ve been involved in different residential schemes, including mixed-use developments, social housing and private properties, as well as university projects and public buildings. I help design and draw the schemes, preparing planning applications, building control packages, 3d models alongside making hot beverages to a tea. I’ve been researching offsite and environmental construction methods in light of the EU policy for Zero Carbon buildings.
What were you doing before you joined Jessop and Cook Architects? I was doing my Part II MArchD at Oxford Brookes, specialising in Disaster and Emergency Practice and travelling to Georgia and Colombia looking at communities dealing with various issues such as conflict, large infrastructural projects and marginalisation. I travelled around South America where I lived on off-grid farms and practised building with natural materials such as earth and round timber. Before Oxford Brookes I was working for Malcolm Fryer Architects in London who specialised in historical buildings where I worked on residential and church projects among others, alongside helping run Save the Date café which served meals cooked from food saved from going to waste.
What else do you do that’s not related to architecture? I volunteer in community action groups dealing with waste, nature and housing, play squash, ultimate frisbee, cycle and do some life drawing and making/crafting when I can. I also volunteer as co-Site-coordinator for Tandem festival, which includes a lot of building from recycled materials and listening to great music.